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Call for proposal Supporting Human Rights and their defenders where they are most at risk

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Call for proposal Supporting Human Rights and their defenders where they are most at risk

 Reference : EuropeAid/134288/C/ACT/Multi

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The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to enhance the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in countries and situations where they are most at risk and where human rights defenders and civil society organisations work under severe constraints and are most under pressure.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support and protect human rights and their defenders by reinforcing their capacities to do their work in the short and long-term, as well as providing tangible support and means of action to local civil society in the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms in some of the world’s most difficult, dangerous, repressive and unpredictable political situations and/or where they are the most vulnerable and threatened.

The call of proposal is divided in two lots.

LOT 1: IN COUNTRY ACTIONS

This lot targets actions will take  place in one single country. Actions should primarily be carried out in the target country.

Under this lot, applicants must act with at least one local co-applicant.

LOT 2: TRANSNATIONAL ACTIONS (regional/global)

This lot targets regional/global actions.

Actions under this lot must take place in at least two countries having similar issues to be addressed or where human rights defenders face similar types of threats or obstacles to their work.

Under this lot, applicants must act with at least one local co-applicant from each individual country where the action is going to take place.

 

PRIORITIES UNDER THIS CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

1. To contribute to improving the situation relating to the following human rights and fundamental

freedoms (objective 1):

  • the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief;
  • the right to freedom of opinion and expression, including artistic and cultural expression; the right to information and to communicate offline and online; the freedom of the media,
  • the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, including the right to form and join a trade union;
  •  the right to freedom of movement within the borders of a state, and the right to leave any country, including one’s own, and to return to one’s country;
  •  the right to equality before the law and access to justice, including the right to a fair trial and due process;
  • the right to non-discrimination based on any ground such as gender, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation
  •  economic, social and cultural rights, including environmental rights and access to natural resources;
  •  the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in situations of crises response, including natural disasters

 

2. To provide support and protection to human rights defenders in those

 This support must ensure the following elements:

  • the security, privacy and protection of human rights defenders and their work;
  • the provision of direct financial, material, technical and other forms of tangible support to allow human rights defenders to carry out their work, as well as the reinforcement of their capacities, including organisational and financial, with a view of ensuring the sustainability of their actions in the future.
  • the sensitization of national and international public opinion about the work and role of human rights defenders in the promotion and defence of democracy and human rights, with a view to breaking the isolation and social exclusion they often endure in their communities.

Budget

 Any EU contribution requested under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and

maximum amounts:

  • · minimum amount: € 300.000
  • · maximum amount: € 1.500.000

Any EU contribution requested under this Call for Proposals may not exceed 95% of the total eligible costs

of the action.

Deadline for submission of Concept notes: 1st August 2013 at 16h, Brussels’s date and time

 

For more information and call documents click here.

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